Primary 1 - Intellectual
Starting primary education is an exciting time to learn and master new skills. The Intellectual Bridgeman’s day may be a little more structured than in reception, but they will still learn, explore, and discover through play and fun activities. Through the following subjects – English, Literacy, Math, Science, Computing, Wellbeing, and Global Skills Projects, students in primary 1 one of school will learn to:
As children make their first steps through primary school, they’ll be introduced to a range of math concepts. Of course, it’s vital that they grasp these concepts as they set the foundations for further math learning. The comprehensive resource includes a whole range of activities on addition and subtraction, money, units of measurement, word problems, number sequences and more. With beautiful illustrations, you’re bound to keep your little ones engaged in learning for hours.
Math covers interconnected learning that deepens understanding and problem-solving. The program will teach children to count to 50 forward and backward and count in multiples of 2, 5, 10. The program will lead them to compare numbers and quantities, identify greater and fewer than, use the early ordinal numbers and the language of simple fractions.
Wellbeing and Global Skills Projects
The program combines project-based and interdisciplinary learning to develop a thoughtful, innovative change maker. The wellbeing and global skills projects will enhance the student’s creative skills by problem-solving, curiosity and wonder, and risk-taking. In addition, it will teach students to take care of their minds and bodies by getting adequate sleep, nutrition, exercise, practice mindfulness, understanding emotions, and being optimistic. The program will also teach how to take care of relationships through kindness, gratitude, and effective communication.
Students will also develop their interpersonal skills through leadership and relationship building and find meaning in the world around them. In addition, children will learn to appreciate nature, be motivated, ethical, and develop critical thinking.
The English program of primary 1 helps our intellectual Bridgeman develop their verbal and written communication skills to express themselves creatively. The overarching aim for English in the curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and getting acquainted with the written language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. The curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils: develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information, are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate and appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage.
The main goal of our library is to create a strong bond between our young learners and the books. We believe that books are not just only for reading, books opening doors of magic and improvisation, and to bring that all alive we have installed stages in our common zone for performances. All our young learners should be enabled to participate in and gain knowledge, skills and understanding associated with the artistic practice of drama. They should be able to adopt, create and sustain a range of roles, responding appropriately to others in role. They should have opportunities to improvise, devise and script drama for one another and a range of audiences, as well as to rehearse, refine, share and respond thoughtfully to drama and theatre performances.
Science in primary 1 encourages students to question and understand the world around them with a sense of excitement and curiosity.
The curriculum for science aims to ensure that all students:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
The program equips all learners with the lifelong skills they need to engage with the digital world fully. The program will teach children to understand the digital world around them.
One the biggest projects is to like drama art and computing. The art works of our students can be filmed and put in motion to create small story telling videos/ cartoons. Our students will have a chance to have masterclasses from professional Computing schools leaders. And in collaboration with the young IT students our little ones will dive into the world of high technology to understand the beauty of it, especially if it is used for them with them and for kind purposes.
We also don’t forget about online safety and most importantly, our children will learn to use technology safely by keeping their personal information private.